"We have to play by the !@#$ rules!" -- Amanda Young, Saw II.
In last week's article, we discussed a dangerous strategic concept, the saw.
So, what should you do if your opponent turns it against you? Well, as Amanda put it, you should ... | Read More
Topic for next month: Speed Chess
(Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.)
Question 1: (Submitted by War... | Read More
Lately I’ve gotten several letters from chess fans who want to know what kind of chess books I like, and what books I consider to be the best of all time.
That kind of “best-ever” list is very much a matter of taste, and a small list is imp... | Read More
“I would like to understand the type of games I am interested in playing. I am a beginner, and I thought that maybe I might make a database of every game certain people played with a certain opening. My idea is ... | Read More
This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More